[TV] Mosquito duet

Gay Gibson and Lionel Feugère (2017)
‘Say It with Sound’, Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2017: The Language of Life (Episode 1 of 3), (direct link) broadcasted on BBC 4 TV channel, UK, 26/12, 2017.
Abstract: Gay Gibson and Lionel Feugere present novel research by Gay Gibson (NRI), Prof. Ian Russell (University of Brighton) and their colleagues who first demonstrated a unique form of sound communication used by male and female mosquitoes to locate a suitable mate; mosquitoes interact with each other by continuously altering their respective wing beat frequencies, creating a ‘mating duet.’ If they eventually harmonise at a frequency in common, a successful mating is the likely outcome.


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